Kylian Mbappe wanted Paris Saint-Germain to sign Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford in the summer, according to reports.
PSG held talks with Rashford’s representatives and wanted to bring the 24-year-old England international to the Parc des Princes in August.
Rashford ended up staying at Old Trafford and looks revitalised under new boss Erik ten Hag following a difficult 18-month spell at the club.
He has scored three goals across his last four top-flight games and has just been named Premier League Player of the Month.
According to French outlet RMC Sport, PSG and France superstar Mbappe was keen for the club to bring in a striker he could play with this summer and suggested Rashford as one of the names to football advisor Luis Campos.
Despite having Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi in their attack, PSG were keen to bolster their front-line options ahead of the 2022-23 season.
They signed Hugo Ekitike from Reims but with Angel Di Maria having departed on a free transfer and Mauro Icardi joining Galatasaray on loan, they wanted to add another versatile forward to their ranks.
PSG boss Christophe Galtier made no secret of his desire to sign a new forward before the window closed, which the club ultimately failed to do.
‘Yes, we would like to bring in another forward,’ he said. ‘We have a very busy schedule, so we would like to bring someone in.’
Rashford, who has scored 96 goals in 309 games for United, only has one year remaining on his current deal.
He has helped United win the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League since he made his debut in 2015, having progressed through the club’s youth ranks.
Rashford addressed the rumours linking him with PSG last month, insisting that he was ‘100 per cent committed’ to United.
United are back in action on Sunday when they travel to face rivals Manchester City.
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